"Accelerator Physics: What it is and Why it's fun!"
Dr. Kip Bishofberger
Los Alamos National Laboratory
FEBRUARY 16, 2007; 104 VWF, 3:00 p.m.
Host: Linda Coney
One sub-field of physics research has steadily grown in importance over the past several decades, yet physics classes rarely ever mention it. Accelerator physicists are employed at the largest science experiments in the world, at chip manufacturers, at hospitals around the world, and at universities doing research in everything from exawatt lasers to micro-machining. We will introduce this unrepresented topic and show some of its many applications.